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first_img4. Re-Using SegmentsDepending on the type of work that you do, there’s a good chance that you may need to re-use large chunks of your work in new projects. For example if you are editing a trailer for a feature film that you have cut, you are likely going to need to take big chunks of that film and bring them over into a new project easily. Or another example – if you are editing a television series and need to reference a past episode, opening sequence, or any other segment of the show, you may very well need to come up with an easy solution to transport your edits across projects.Compound clips are fantastic in that they can work across multiple projects, so if you encounter any of the situations listed above, you can very easily and efficiently move your edits from one project to another. This will not only save you a lot of time, but will also make the editing process so much more enjoyable. One of the most annoying and tedious things to do when editing is attempting to extract a specific part of your edit to be repurposed somewhere else. By using compound clips in FCPX you can do this task in far less steps. 2. Simplifying your Audio Clips A lot of people complain that FCPX doesn’t handle audio clips well. Since it is not a track based system, you will often wind up with a sequence (or a ‘project’ in FCPX terms) that has stacks upon stacks of audio clips, making it very difficult to find specific clips that you may want to adjust or delete. Using compound clips will completely alleviate this issue.I recommend creating a different compound clip for each main audio category (dialogue, music, effects, etc.), which will keep the audio portion of the project far more simplified. If you need to adjust an overall parameter for any of those clips, you can simply apply an adjustment to the compound clip. Or alternatively, if you need to make a specific adjustment to one of the individual piece of audio, you can step into the compound clip, make the adjustment manually, and then step back into the timeline. 1. Apply an Effect to a Group of ClipsWhen you’re in the finishing stage of your edit (meaning the picture is locked), you will often want to apply an effect, color adjustment, or filter to more than one clip at once. While it is possible to simply copy and paste the attributes of one clip to a bunch of others, it is often times far more preferable to use compound clips.Let’s say that you want to add a slight color adjustment to a sequence of 25 clips in your Final Cut Pro X timeline. If you were to make the adjustment on one clips and then copy and paste it to the others, you would need to re-adjust every one of those clips if you decided to change the look at all. On the other hand, if you decided to use compound clips you could simply adjust the look one time and it would automatically update all of the clips. In this post I’ll show you five ways to use compound clips to dramatically improve your editing experience.For those unfamiliar with FCPX, compound clips behave a lot like nested sequences in other editing platforms. They give you the ability to group together any number of clips (audio or video) as well as titles, adjustment layers, generators, and more – ultimately creating a single clip that encapsulates everything.Before compounding:After compounding:To really take advantage of the power of compound clips in Final Cut Pro X you should be using them in a variety of ways: 3. Nest Complex Sequences Much like the previous point, you can just as easily use compound clips in FCPX to organize the video clips in your timeline so that things don’t get out of hand. I find that audio typically becomes an issue far faster than video will, but there have certainly been times when I’ve had so many video layers stacked on top of each other that it became difficult to navigate the timeline.In situations where you have a number of stacked layers that aren’t going to change – which would be the case with composited shots, title sequences, etc. – your best bet is always going to involve using compound clips. More often than not, whatever it is that you need stacked on top of each other are going to need to stay married to each other in the timeline, so by creating a compound clip you are not only helping to clean up the project itself, but also preventing those clips from accidentally getting moved in the timeline, and falling out of line. 5. Assembling a Master CutFor those of you that have edited feature films or any other long form content, you are probably used to working in ‘reels’. If you’re not familiar with this type of workflow, the idea is to break up long form content into smaller sequences (let’s say 4 or 5 twenty minute sequences) as opposed to having an entire hour and a half edit all built up in one very long sequence. The logic behind doing this is that smaller sequences will always run much faster on your system, so you generally want to use this technique on long form projects so you maintain a fast editing speed.When you’re officially picture locked though, at some point you are of course going to need to combine all of those reels into a master sequence. Once again, FCPX compound clips can save you a whole lot of time here. All you need to do is create a compound clip for each one of your reels, and then copy and paste those into a new sequence. For any of you that have worked with nested sequences in the past, this is essentially the exact same idea, and it’s probably the most common use of compound clips for that reason. Want to learn more about using compound clips in FCPX? Check out a few of the following links:Final Cut Pro X Video Tutorial: Compound Clips for MusicCreating Compound Clips in FCPXFinal Cut Pro X Video Tutorial: Using Compound ClipsHave any tips for working with compound clips in FCPX? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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first_imgMirpur, Mar 3 (PTI) Scoreboard of the Asia Cup Twenty20 Mirpur, Mar 3 (PTI) Scoreboard of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket match between India and United Arab Emirates, here today. United Arab Emirates: Rohan Mustafac Kohli b Pandya11Swapnil Patil c & b Kumar 1 Mohammad Shahzad c Raina b Bumrah 0 Shaiman Anwar run out43Muhammad Usman c Harbhajan b Negi 9Amjad Javed c Negi b Harbhajan 0Muhammad Kaleem c Pandya b Yuvraj 2Fahad Tariq run out 3Mohammad Naveed c Negi b Kumar 5 Ahmed Raza not out 0 Qadeer Ahmed not out 0 Extras: (LB-2, W-5) 7 Total: (for 9 wickets in 20 overs) 81 Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-2, 3-25, 4-51, 5-53, 6-62, 7-66, 8-80, 9-81. Bowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-2-8-2, Bumrah 4-0-23-1, Pandya 3-1-11-1, Harbhajan 4-1-11-1, Negi 3-0-16-1, Yuvraj 2- 0-10-1. MORE PTI SSC SSClast_img read more

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first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad scripted a remarkable victory over Kings XI Punjab on Monday to climb up to the third spot in the Indian Premier League points table and they have one man in particular to thank for their win, and that is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. (IPL 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s 5/19 trumps Manan Vohra’s 95 as Hyderabad beat Punjab)Bhuvneshwar was instrumental in Sunrisers’ victorious campaign last season and they Uttar Pradesh seamer is once again doing what he does best – pick up wickets and win matches for his team. (Bhuvneshwar Kumar survives Manan Vohra onslaught to grab maiden five-wicket haul)Bhuvneshwar grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul in the IPL on Monday to help Sunrisers defeat Kings XI by five runs in a thrilling match at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium. (SCORECARD)Warner’s 70 not out lifted Hyderabad to 159/6 in 20 overs. In reply, opener Vohra single-handedly took Punjab on the brink of victory but his 50-ball knock, featuring nine fours and five sixes, couldn’t prevent the visitors from being bowled out for 154 in 19.4 overs. (Mohammad Nabi becomes second Afghanistan cricketer to play in IPL)Bhuvneshawar starred with the ball, getting five wickets for 19 runs in four overs to keep Punjab at bay as Hyderabad managed to end a two-match losing run at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. (HIGHLIGHTS)Bhuvi picked up the wickets of Hashim Amla, Vohra, Glenn Maxwell, Mohit Sharma and KC Cariappa.Vohra’s wicket was the most crucial one for SRH as he was batting superbly on 95 and was fighting a lone war in the middle. He hammered another six in the following over of medium pacer Siddharth Kaul as he took his side just 16 runs away at the end of 18th over.advertisementBut Bhuvneshwar hauled Hyderabad back in the 19th over by removing Cariappa (1) and rattling the stumps of Vohra, leaving Punjab to score 11 runs in the final over.Kaul gave couple of wides in the final over but held his nerve to bowl Ishant (2) and give Hyderabad a five-run win.After the match Bhuvi revealed the secret behind his success this season and also spoke about what was going through his mind when he was bowling the penultimate over of the match in which he dismissed Mohit Sharma and the dangerous Vohra.”My heart is still pounding. T20 is a format where you expect the unexpected and Manan almost took the game away from us. Athletes always talk about believing in themselves and that’s what I did in the 19th over.”I’ve overcome that pressure because I’ve done this job for SRH for last three years. I knew I had to bowl the 19th over, the match-defining over. I believed in myself,” Bhuvneshwar said, after being adjudged Man of the Match at the post-match presentation ceremony.”It wasn’t an easy wicket, it was a great effort from our batsmen who took us to 160. The way we started with the new ball was tremendous. Changing pace really worked for us. If you want to win the match defending 160 you have to take initial wickets, the likes of Maxwell, Miller and Morgan,” he added.last_img read more

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first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang End of Aubameyang saga welcomed by Stoger after £55m Arsenal deal Harry West 18:39 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Bongarts Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal Borussia Dortmund Premier League Bundesliga The Gabonese striker’s protracted move to Emirates Stadium was finalised on deadline day, leaving his former boss at Borussia Dortmund boss relieved Peter Stoger was glad to see an end to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s transfer saga and hopes Borussia Dortmund can narrow their focus to on-field matters.Aubameyang completed his long-awaited move to Arsenal on deadline day, the Gunners parting with a club-record £55 million for his services.Dortmund replaced the Gabon international with the loan signing of Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi – whom Stoger has suggested will go straight into the starting XI for Friday’s trip to Cologne. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player To complete the transfer triangle, Arsenal offloaded Olivier Giroud to Chelsea, but with the window now shut, Stoger hopes a good deal of the media furore will die down heading into the business end of 2017-18.”It’s good that it’s over because that issue occupied so much space in public,” Stoger told Bild.”Now there’s not that issue anymore behind which you can hide.”In my time here he [Aubameyang] never came too late.”Only one single time he skipped our team meeting and only one single time he practiced badly because he wanted to put a sign [out], apparently. But apart from that he behaved reasonably.”last_img read more

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first_imgSultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: India lose final to Korea as shoot-out woes continueIndia were favourites to win the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup title but they lost to Korea 4-2 in the shoot-out to finish second best in the big final. advertisement Next Press Trust of India IpohMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 21:09 IST Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: Title favourites India finished second best in the big final (Hockey India Facebook)HIGHLIGHTSIndia lost 4-2 to South Korea in the shoot-out in the final on SaturdayIndia had finished on top of the six-team group table and were unbeatenMandeep Singh, Sumit Kumar Junior and Sumit missed during the penalty shoot-out situationSouth Korea stunned favourites India 4-2 in the shoot-out to lift the Azlan Shah Cup hockey title after the five-time champions conceded an equaliser in the final quarter of the summit clash here Saturday.Going into the title clash, world no. 5 India were clear favourites to lift their sixth Azlan Shah title against the 17th ranked Koreans.And the Indians started in the right earnest, taking the lead early through Simranjeet Singh’s field strike in the ninth minute.The Koreans, thereafter, kept the Indian forward line under tight vigil, while also pressing hard in search of the equaliser.FT: 1-1 (2-4)Korea edged past a spirited Indian side in a cracker of a final where the winner was decided via penalty shootouts.#IndiaKaGame #SultanAzlanShahCup2019 pic.twitter.com/Y0zDzS1bSZHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) March 30, 2019Korea’s efforts finally paid dividend in the 47th minute when they were awarded a penalty stroke. The Indians went for the video referral but the penalty decision stayed and Jang Jong Hyun made no mistake in drawing parity for his side.Two minutes from the hooter, India earned a penalty corner but to no avail as the match went into shoot-out.In the shoot-out, the Indians missed their first, fourth and fifth attempts and converted just two, while the Koreans just missed their third strike to win the thrilling contest 4-2 and lift the crown for the third time in the history of the invitational tournament.For India, Mandeep Singh, Sumit Kumar Junior and Sumit missed from the one-on-one penalty shoot-out situation, while experienced Birendra Lakra and Varun Kumar, converted their chances.advertisementDefending the goal in the shoot-out for India was young Kishan B Pathak in place of experienced P R Sreejesh.Hosts Malaysia finished third after beating Canada 4-2 in the third-fourth place classification match.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow India vs KoreaFollow India Hockey teamFollow Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019last_img read more

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first_imgThree of Nova Scotia’s best young artists will have an opportunity to develop their artistic talents in Whitehorse, Yukon, during the first Canada Games to be held north of 60. Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Len Goucher announced today, Oct. 11, that the three young artists from Nova Scotia will be selected to participate in the National Young Artists Program at the 2007 Canada Winter Games from Feb. 23 to Mar. 10. “We want to encourage young people from across the province to consider this exciting opportunity to grow as artists in a safe and challenging environment,” said Mr. Goucher. “It will be an incredible cultural experience for them.” The National Young Artists Program is a two-week artistic residency where young people get to work with leading Canadian artists. The artists work collaboratively to create new multi-disciplinary works which are presented during two evening performances at the closing of the Games. To be eligible, artists must be between 18 and 22 years of age (as of Dec. 31, 2006) and represent one of the following disciplines: theatre, music, dance, visual arts or literary arts. The selection process will take into account artistic excellence, ability to collaborate, gender equity, official languages, and the inclusion of Aboriginal people and cultures. Application forms for young Nova Scotia artists interested in applying for the Whitehorse 2007 Canada Games National Artists Program are available on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/dtc/culture or by contacting Beverley Brown-Sweeting at 902-424-4179 or by email at brownsb@gov.ns.ca. The deadline for applications is Oct. 31. The Canada Games is the country’s largest amateur multi-sport event. About 297 Nova Scotia athletes, coaches, managers, and artists are expected to participate. Further information on the Whitehorse 2007 Canada Games is available on the website at www.2007canadagames.ca .last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Ahead of the Budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet all five departments of the finance ministry on June 20 to discuss road map for boosting the country’s growth and generating jobs.According to sources, the GST Council’s meeting scheduled for June 20 has been deferred by a day in view of the premier’s meeting. Modi is likely to discuss the road map for every department and the agenda for increasing revenue mop-up and taking reform steps to push GDP growth which has slipped to a 5-year low of 6.8 per cent in 2018-19. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FranceThe meeting comes at a time when the finance ministry is in the process of finalising the 2019-20 Budget, which will be unveiled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5. Among other issues, the 100-day agenda for the Modi 2.0 government would come up for discussion. In April, the Prime Minister’s Office had asked all ministries to prepare agenda for the new government. The five departments under the ministry are Economic Affairs, Revenue, Expenditure, Financial Services and DIPAM. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics PrizeWhile Department of Economic Affairs is likely to give a presentation on the state of the economy, including growth, employment generation and inflation, Department of Revenue is likely to highlight steps taken to increase the tax base, improve compliance, and the road ahead for Goods and Services Tax (GST). The Expenditure Department will talk about savings on account of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and showcase allocations to various schemes.last_img read more

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first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – To better incorporate all of the brands it now owns, the storied Coach company of New York is changing its name to Tapestry.The luxury goods company that came to prominence in the “Mad Men” era now owns brands like Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade & Co. as well. CEO Victor Luis said Wednesday that the name Tapestry is more inclusive.Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman in 2015 in a deal valued up to $574 million. It spent $2.4 billion for Kate Spade this year, seeking to broaden its appeal. The Coach brand of bags and other goods is alive and well, but it becomes one of three brands sold by the company that will be called Tapestry.“We are now at a defining moment in our corporate reinvention, having evolved from a mono-brand specialty retailer to a true house of emotional, desirable brands,” Luis said in a company release.A website with the new name, which becomes official at the end of the month, is up and running.The change is part of Coach’s pursuit of younger shoppers who may not feel the same draw to store windows on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue.Coach began as a small workshop in Manhattan in 1941, and became a fashion powerhouse in the early 1960s through innovative designs.Coach Inc. will also be changing its ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange from “COH” to “TPR.” Shares of the company declined almost 3 per cent to close Wednesday at $38.87.last_img read more

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PARIS — Unions and owner Ferrero say workers at the world’s biggest Nutella factory have removed picket lines and are back to work after production after was brought to a near standstill in a dispute over salary negotiations.Ferrero said on Wednesday that access to the factory was reopened overnight and that “normal activity” had resumed at the site.Activists from Workers’ Force at the factory in Villers-Ecalles in Normandy had barred trucks from entering or leaving the factory for a week.Spokeswoman Prescillia Bourguignon said management had made “positive progress.”The plant produces 600,000 jars of the chocolate and hazelnut spread every day — a quarter of the world’s output.The Associated Press read more

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8 February 2011A drought in the north China plain, the country’s winter wheat production region, could lead to a reduced harvest, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today, saying concern over the water shortage has caused wheat prices in the country to rise rapidly over the past few months. “The ongoing drought is potentially a serious problem,” the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture (GIEWS) unit said in a special alert on China.Low precipitation and diminished snow cover have reduced the protection of dormant wheat plants against frost kill temperatures during winter months from December to February, according to the alert. The conditions have also jeopardized the soil moisture availability for the post-dormant growing period.The main affected provinces include Shandong, Jiangsu, Henan, Hebei and Shanxi, which together account for about 60 per cent of the wheat planted area, and two thirds of the national wheat production.Some 5.16 million hectares of the total of about 14 million hectares under winter wheat may have been affected, according to official estimates. The drought has reportedly affected more than 2.5 million people, who are experiencing shortages of drinking water. Nearly 2.8 million livestock are also affected.The agency, however, pointed out that there have been positive developments, including relatively mild temperatures, particularly the absence of frost kill temperatures, and lower than average sub-zero temperatures on some days.Increased supplementary irrigation made available by the Government is also likely to compensate for some of the negative impact, but the adverse weather could still devastate yields.The national average retail price of wheat flour in China rose by more than 8 per cent last month compared to two months earlier, and stood at 16 per cent higher than last year. “Although the current winter drought has, so far, not affected winter wheat productivity, the situation could become critical if a spring drought follows the winter one and the temperatures in February fall below normal,” said the FAO report. read more

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Saudi Arabia today executed three Sri Lankans found guilty of robbing and killing a citizen as well as an Egyptian convicted of murder in a separate case, the interior ministry said.The four deaths bring to 120 the number of executions this year in the kingdom, compared with 87 for the whole of 2014, according to AFP tallies. The three Sri Lankans were convicted of breaking into the Saudi man’s home, striking him on the head and suffocating him before stealing money, the ministry said in a statement posted on the official SPA news agency website. They were beheaded in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, it said. In a separate statement, the ministry said that authorities in Eastern Province also executed an Egyptian man convicted of stabbing and strangling to death a fellow citizen after an argument.Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s most prolific executioners, along with China, Iran, Iraq and the United States. Under the conservative kingdom’s strict Islamic sharia legal code, murder, armed robbery, rape, drug trafficking and apostasy are all punishable by death.Executions in Saudi Arabia are almost always carried out by beheading.The interior ministry has cited deterrence as a reason for carrying out the punishments but rights experts have raised concerns about the fairness of trials in the kingdom. (Courtesy AFP) read more

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“At this decisive point, the cosponsors and other international parties should make a determined effort to prevent the unravelling of the peace process and bring the Israelis and the Palestinians together in order to reach an agreement that could bring demonstrable benefits to both sides,” Mr. Annan said in a message to the UN International Meeting on the Question of Palestine in Madrid.In the message which was delivered on his behalf by Terje Roed-Larsen, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr. Annan pledged to “continue to do whatever it takes to contribute to these peace efforts.”He added that both sides must now make every effort to restore the ceasefire and move rapidly towards the implementation of the report produced by an international fact-finding committee headed by former United States Senator George Mitchell.The Secretary-General also called attention to the toll which violence and closures have taken on the Palestinian economy. “The extent of the damage is enormous and is yet to be fully assessed,” he said. With the Palestinian economy facing a “virtual collapse,” he called for a massive assistance programme to help the affected people rebuild their lives. In particular, he urged donors to support the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).According to the UNRWA Commissioner-General, Peter Hansen, contributions to the Agency, which is in the midst of a financial crisis, have fallen short of needs. In a speech delivered on Monday to the European Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Brussels, Mr. Hansen said that if its current $32 million funding gap is not closed soon, the Agency would run out of cash by October. “The catastrophic effect of such an eventuality needs no further elaboration,” he said.”One of our major tasks is to keep the confidence of the refugee community in the strength and viability of the Agency,” observed Mr. Hansen. “We need your generous and prompt assistance for your belief in humanitarian principles, and your interest in regional political stability.” read more

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A senior law enforcement official from India has been appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan as the next United Nations Civilian Police Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the first woman to hold the job.Kiran Bedi was also the first female police officer in India, when she joined the police service in 1972. Prior to her current appointment she served as Special Commissioner for intelligence with the Delhi Police and has also served as Joint Commissioner for Police Training and Inspector General of Prisons in Delhi.Ms. Bedi will take over from the acting Adviser, Antero Lopes of Portugal. read more

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first_imgAs a result of troubling testimony heard in a recent field hearing regarding the explosion of Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine, the US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced the release of four new program information bulletins pertaining to ventilation issues in underground coal mines. The purpose of these PIBs is to remind mine operators, miners’ representatives, MSHA enforcement personnel and other interested parties about mandatory coal mine safety standards relative to inadequate ventilation, intentional changes in the mine’s ventilation system, maintaining face ventilation control devices, and maintaining methane monitors in permissible and proper operating condition for mining equipment. MSHA decided to distribute this alert based on testimony delivered during a House Education and Labor Committee hearing in Beckley, W.Va., in May that raised serious questions as to whether or not the Upper Big Branch mine was properly following ventilation standards prior to the explosion on April 5. The testimony from family members of miners who died in the April 5 explosion at Upper Big Branch mine indicated that concerns over safety conditions existed at the mine prior to the deadly blast.“This announcement serves to remind all mine operators of their obligation to comply with all federal regulations to ensure the health and safety of their employees,” said Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labour for mine safety and health. “Failure to follow the ventilation standards can lead to illness, injury and death. These standards are not voluntary, and every mine operator in the country is on notice that MSHA will not tolerate violations of ventilation standards.”In addition to reminding mine operators of their obligations under the law, Main noted that MSHA inspectors are being instructed to enhance enforcement efforts relating to violations of ventilation standards. “Mine inspectors are being instructed to beef up enforcement of ventilation standards,” he added.Providing adequate ventilation in an underground mine is the principal means of ensuring that flammable, explosive, noxious and harmful gases, dusts, smoke and fumes are continuously diluted, rendered harmless and carried away. Insufficient air quantity allows methane and dust to accumulate, potentially resulting in a mine fire or explosion. Dust accumulations can also cause miners to be exposed to harmful levels of respirable dust, which can lead to black lung.US Department of Labor releases are accessible on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov. The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office upon request. Please specify which news release when placing your request at 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755. The Labor Department is committed to providing America’s employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations. For more information, please visit http://www.dol.gov/compliance.The guidance covers intentional changes to a mine’s ventilation system and working face ventilation controls, and reiterates the prohibition on tampering with methane monitors. The guidance reminds operators of their obligations under current law.Intentional changes to the mine’s ventilation system include adding a new shaft, bringing a new fan on line, changing the direction of air in an air course, changing the direction of air in a bleeder system and shutting down one fan in a multiple fan system. Any intentional change to the ventilation system that alters the main air current or any split of the main air current in a manner that could materially affect the safety and health of miners must be approved by MSHA before it is implemented.Face ventilation controls are a critical feature for providing underground coal miners with reliable ventilation. Failure to maintain controls or make prompt repairs to restore ventilation places miners’ safety and health at risk due to an increased chance of a methane ignition and elevated respirable dust. Moreover, most miners on a working section do not have a means of measuring air quantities. They can, however, determine when ventilation controls are likely to adversely affect the air quantity.Methane monitors on mining equipment must be maintained in permissible and proper operating condition. Their effectiveness, however, can be defeated in a number of ways, either by placing material over the sensor head of the monitor or “bridging out” the electrical safety components of the monitors. Placing material over the sensor head will prevent the monitor from detecting excessive and dangerous concentrations of methane in the mine. Similarly, “bridging out” the electrical components of the monitors will prevent the mining equipment from shutting down when methane reaches the two percent cut-off level. MSHA does not tolerate bridging out or tampering with methane monitors.last_img read more

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first_imgIn a June 22 letter to the editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, ASA President Danny Murphy responded to a recently released study claiming a link between feed made from biotech soybean meal and stomach inflammation in hogs. The validity of the study’s claims and its methodology have since been questioned widely, as has the objectivity of the scientists and farmers that authored the study.The study’s main author, Dr. Judy Carman, issued a statement pointing to the study as evidence of the need for further examination of the health impacts of biotechnology, a charge Murphy answered directly in his response. “[T]he further investigation Carman calls for already exists in droves,” said Murphy. “Hundreds of existing studies look at the potential health impacts of biotech crops in human and animal applications, but likely much to Carman’s dismay, each says the same thing: Biotech crops are as safe as their conventional counterparts. Given this mountain of preexisting science, it would appear that Carman is less interested in “more investigation” and more interested in investigation that agrees with her anti-biotech viewpoint. That’s not science; it’s cleverly-cloaked advocacy. Advocacy is based in emotion and ideology, while to maintain its integrity, science must be based in real, tangible fact.”Murphy’s full response can be found at the Post-Dispatch website.last_img read more

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first_imgA 4-year-old girl who was missing and possibly endangered was found with her mother in Kelso 4 1/2 hours after authorities asked for the public’s help in finding her.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office sent out a press release at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, asking for the public’s help in locating 4-year-old Stormy Kennedy, who was last seen with her mother, Kimberly Ann Gibson.The sheriff’s office said that Gibson, 41, intentionally hit her boyfriend, who is also Stormy’s father, with her vehicle on Saturday and fled the scene. The girl is believed to have been in the vehicle at the time and witnessed the incident.Gibson’s van was later found unoccupied in a parking lot in Longview, but the whereabouts of Gibson and Stormy were unknown.By 2:30 p.m., someone who had seen the news coverage had spotted a woman and child matching Gibson and Stormy’s description near a shelter in Kelso and called 911.Police responded and located both Gibson and Stormy. Gibson was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. Stormy was taken to the Kelso Police Department and reunited with her father. There were no reported injuries.last_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Robert H. Crampton, “Bob”, age 91, of Tewksbury, formerly of Somerville, Wilmington and Sarasota, FL, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2019.Bob was the husband of the late Dorothy M. (Morgan) Crampton, father of R. Michael Crampton of Whitman, Daniel Crampton & his wife Chuke of Quincy, Steven Crampton & his wife Diana of Wilmington and the late Brian Crampton. Grandfather of Kristie Crampton Cavanaugh & her husband Joe Cavanaugh and Valeri Crampton all of Wilmington, Liam and Kian Crampton of Quincy and great-grandchildren Joseph and Kennedy Cavanaugh. Son of the late Henry and Mary (Maloney) Crampton, brother of Paul Crampton & his wife Marilyn and Mary Williams all of Woburn and the late Gerald Crampton. Bob is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Bob proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II.At Bob’s request all Funeral Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: John “Jack” Tannian, Jr., 89In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Peter C. Carlson, 76In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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first_imgKakinada: As per the directions of District Collector D Muralidhar Reddy, Clean and Green programme has been observed at in government offices in East Godavari on Saturday. At the programme organised at collectorate, Collector Muralidhar Reddy participated in the programme along with staff of collectorate. The Collector restarted the Swachh Bharat Mission in the district on Saturday. The Collector, on the occasion, asked the staff at the Collectorate and government offices in the district, to keep their premises clean by taking the activity on every Saturday without faillast_img read more

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first_imgA recent famil, hosted by Contours Travel, and supported by LATAM flights, saw eight Australian agents embark on an in-depth 15-day famil to Peru, showcasing Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon and the Amazon region.@Machu PicchuPictured at Machu Picchu are:Back L-R: Sian Pritchard from Blackrock Travel, Kyran Bottomley from Phil Hoffman Travel, Brett Ambrose from Contours Travel, Sianne Yensch from Our Vacation Centre, Cheryl Beattie from Castle Hill Travel and Tanya Kellen from MTA Travel.Front L-R: Jennifer Mikkelsen from Travel Counsellors, Lisa Wells from Brighton Travelworld and Catherine McHenry from Wow Travel.Top image: Some of the group having an adventure on the Tambopata River in Peru. FamilsPerulast_img read more

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